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Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

Bicton Park | Budleigh Salterton, Exeter EX9 7BJ, England
+44 1395 568465
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Worth a visit

We visited Bicton while on holiday and it was most enjoyable. We spent a long time in the excellent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pulborough, United Kingdom
Fantastic place for the family

A lovely place to visit with the family. Some of the older staff members could do with smiling... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kerri-Ann B
Seaton, United Kingdom
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Over 64 acres to explore "A delight for gardeners" Spanning nearly 300years of gardening history, the park is home to many rare and beautiful species, collected from around the world. The Palm House is made from over 18,000 panes of glass (built 20yrs before The Kew Gardens Palm House) hosting many Palms. Tropical House, Arid House, Temperate house. Enjoy your coffee / lunch overlooking the Italian Garden. Explore the arboretum and while away time in the bird hide Ride the Bicton Woodland railway for an oversight of the park (suitable for wheelchairs) The countryside museum containing a huge collection of bygone days.... And for the children indoor and outdoor play areas, crazy golf, Astro turf football pitch, ride the pedal tractors all to add to the fun (Please note play areas are only open to children between the ages of o to 12 yrs)
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  • Average8%
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Bicton Park | Budleigh Salterton, Exeter EX9 7BJ, England
+44 1395 568465
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Bicton while on holiday and it was most enjoyable. We spent a long time in the excellent museum, strolled through the gardens although summer flowers were on the wane. We had a sandwich but had to sit outside which was chilly because there...More

Thank Tootspulborough
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place to visit with the family. Some of the older staff members could do with smiling and being a little more enthusiastic rather than looking down on young families but once passed the staff at the desk it is a lovely place to...More

Thank Kerri-Ann B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a research student and just want to visit Bicton Church you still have to pay the £9.99 entrance fee

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty to take in if you enjoy National Gardens. Made a difference on a hot sunny day to be outdoors.

Thank GeorgeDiego
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came across this by accident it's not that well sign posted travelling from Sidmouth . The road is narrow in places and yiu must take care in driving through the lanes ! The admission charges are clearly listed and they offer discounts for children...More

Thank avisanddavid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent most of a day here, it was on the tick list during a weeks holiday in the area.. Had elevenses and lunch in the café, thought it was a little bit expensive. Loved the train ride (extra, modest fee), but were surprised that it...More

1  Thank Wheresmebus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at the nearby Landmark Trust property, China Tower (or its other name, Bicton Belvedere) situated in what once was part of the vast estate belonging to the Rolle family. The estate is now split up into a college, Bicton Arena, the Clinton...More

1  Thank Sue00do
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

beautiful landscaped parkland with well maintained paths, most of the trees have identification plaques on them. There is also a museum of country life.

Thank Richard J H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a keen gardener I try to visit interesting gardens whenever I travel to new places. I was so disappointed at Bicton Park as the gardens were boring and uninspiring - unless you're an aborculturist as the trees are magnificent. The rose garden is only...More

Thank otard1956
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great garden to visit. No "house" attached, but lots of garden and attractions within to see, including a very good museum of mainly old farming machinery.

Thank JLCgladstone
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12 July 2017|
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Response from maryWorcs | Reviewed this property |
No station nearest station Exmoth need to get a bus or taxi from there.
4 August 2016|
Response from jesseatworld | Reviewed this property |
Yes! 😊 though I believe there is a small charge to take them in
Joanne A
27 July 2015|
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Response from Helendy101 | Reviewed this property |
Teenagers would find this place very boring. They focus mainly on families with young children and reasonably fit older people.